Sorby Steb Drive Centers
The Stebcenter is an invention from England that has benefits for both novice and experienced woodturners alike. The spring loaded, stainless steel center point keeps the point from drifting when penetrating the wood and allows the work piece to be stopped for inspection without turning it off. Loosen the tailstock hand wheel enough to cause the spring loaded point to push the work away from the patented serrated ring collar. With less pressure, the work piece will slip if a catch happens, helping to protect the turner from injury. As the turner becomes more experienced, pressure from the tailstock is increased to grip the wood without slipping.